2009 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo

  • Nebbiolo
  • 1.5L
  • WA 95
  • AG 94
  • JS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2009 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo (tasted in a magnum) shows delicate embroidery of shaved mineral, dried cherry fruit, ash, tar, licorice, ginger and light teriyaki. End notes of toasted hazelnut are reminiscent of the... The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo (tasted in a magnum) shows delicate embroidery of shaved mineral, dried cherry fruit, ash, tar, licorice, ginger and light teriyaki. End notes of toasted hazelnut are reminiscent of the perfumes that waft over Alba’s Ferrero chocolate factory. Silky firmness and structure mean this wine will have no problem facing the years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. - ML
AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2013
The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa is all about pure sensuality. Freshly cut roses, sweet cherries, raspberries, mint and subtle spices are woven together in a finely knit fabric of the utmost elegance. Like the Cerequio, a wine it... The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa is all about pure sensuality. Freshly cut roses, sweet cherries, raspberries, mint and subtle spices are woven together in a finely knit fabric of the utmost elegance. Like the Cerequio, a wine it shares so many qualities with, the Sarmassa is quite rich and voluptuous in this vintage, but all the elements are very much in the right place. Elegance and power are rarely this well balanced. (Magnum)
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Loads of dried fruits such as strawberries and cherries. Full and very silky textured from the ripe tannins. Hints of cocoa and lightly toasted oak too. Wonderful tannins. Magnums only. Better in 2016.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2013
(bottled in magnums): Good medium-deep red. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, mocha and truffley underbrush; roasted in a positive way. At once thick and lively in the mouth, boasting lush, sweet flavors of redcurrant... (bottled in magnums): Good medium-deep red. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, mocha and truffley underbrush; roasted in a positive way. At once thick and lively in the mouth, boasting lush, sweet flavors of redcurrant, cherry and plum complicated by porcini and earth and complemented by mellow oak tones. Finishes very long, with huge, broad, well-buffered tannins. This classic Barolo is delicious already. - Stephen Tanzer
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Ripe and rich, with a smooth texture wrapped around the flavors of cherry, plum, vanilla and cedar. Features a dense swath of tannins underneath and finishes with a loamy note. Best from 2016 through 2028. 233 cases made. –BS